posted on Mar, 31 2006 @ 05:40 PM
Originally posted by LazarusTheLong
look up wahhabi..
and then look at the only country that has it as the state required religion...
wahhabi is the extremist form of islam, that all the 9-11 terrorists shared...
the Saudis dont support terrorism... they literally require it...
I know that sounds severe... it floors me also...
but dont trust me, look it up yourself...
I could go on... but you get the picture...
LazarusTheLong, I agree however unfortunately Western countries, particularly the United States and Britain, have propped up the Wahabbi extremist's
in Saudi for well over half a century, and have supported the systematic destruction of progressive democratic elements in that country. Likewise,
the US armed, funded and trained the Taliban in Afghanistan and Saddam in Iraq, until they all bit the hand that fed them.
America propped up the Shah of Iran for decades, who methodically wiped out most of the progressive elements in that country with full CIA support.
As a result only the most extreme religious elements were left to oppose the Shah, and it was these elements who staged a revolution in 1979 resulting
in the current disasterous government in that country. The same process is repeating itself in Saudi at the present time, imo. How long will it be
before the Saudi royal family flees to the West in a fleet of luxury jetliners?
The West has fundamentally shaped the current situation in the Middle-East for it's own nefarious purpouses for many decades, and it has blown up in
its face. Given half the chance Europe, China and Russia would have done the same thing, or worse, in the Middle-East. I also believe in Karma which
doesn't bode well for my own country, Australia, and the US in the years ahead and may mean civil unrest, violence and catastrophe many times over
that which these countries have dished out to others.
Obviously, the solution is to fund and support progressive moderate democratic elements throughout the world, encourage a more equitable distribution
of wealth which then enables a prosperous middle class to develope. These booming economies would in turn provide massive export opportunities to the
West for its goods and services and a much more stable global environment.
You reap what you sow.
[edit on 31-3-2006 by JamesinOz]